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  • Admiral Michael Rogers is preparing a coalition of government, military and commercial interests to fight a global cyber-war if necessary.

  • The acquisition is part of the company’s strategy to further develop advanced analytic capabilities in areas such as population health.

  • The VirtuMedix platform provides patients with an alternative to urgent care centers or emergency rooms for acute care situations.

  • The social network projects that its costs and expenses will increase substantially -- between 50 percent and 70 percent next year.

  • NEWS ANALYSIS: At this point, it looks like the data storage and security giant will buy anything that moves as long as it provides cloud services.

  • Forrest Norrod, who led Dell's server business, will now be in charge of AMD's x86 and ARM-based server chip unit.

  • The company, weeks after saying it was splitting in two, wants to sell at least 51 percent of its Chinese networking business, according to reports.

  • The BabyCenter survey found that moms are willing to invest in new devices that give insight into their health and that of their children.

  • Crowdfunding has become a desirable way for technology companies to raise money. This helps bring high-quality ideas and interesting projects to the community to receive funding. The companies behind those projects "pitch" their ideas to the community through services, such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo. If they resonate, the community will donate the amount of money required in return for early access to the product, news and updates, or ancillary services or products. Each day, new technology products find their way to Kickstarter and Indiegogo and they offer different degrees of value. Some products excite users and catch on immediately, meeting and eventually exceeding their funding goals. Others fall by the wayside, never to be seen or heard from again. In the following slides, eWEEK combs through Kickstarter and Indiegogo—two of the most popular crowdfunding services—and finds 10 compelling tech-related projects. (These are just a small number of many intriguing projects.) Many of the products won't ship for months, but by getting in early, crowdfunders can guarantee that they'll be first in line to get their hands on them.

  • ShoreTel directors had rejected an earlier bid, which is part of Mitel's larger effort to grow while consolidating the UC market.

  • Earnings per share were up slightly and revenue was up 9 percent to $6.03 billion from $5.54 billion a year ago, but analysts were unimpressed.

  • Companies lose more than $420 of productivity annually per employee due to workers merely wasting time using passwords and taking risky shortcuts.

  • Revenues fell in hardware, software and services, and the company is working to reinvent itself by focusing on higher-value business and divesting other segments.

  • Following criticism over controversial remarks on women's pay, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella pledges to promote diversity in the workplace.

  • Businesses are starting to realize that they will not see the budget increases they expected, and now that the final quarter of the year has begun, they are losing confidence in their ability to satisfy business demands, according to TEKsystems' third-quarter IT "Reality Check" report, which compares the current state of spending, skill needs and growing markets with those covered in the company's Annual IT Forecast released in November 2013. Survey results suggested that expected budget increases never materialized, with IT leaders expressing a slight decline in confidence to meet business demands. In late 2013, 6 percent of IT leaders lacked confidence in their IT department's ability to satisfy business demands. At the ends of both March and June, 13 percent lacked confidence, but by late September the number climbed to 20 percent. The study also pointed to the continued importance of security and mobility for businesses, along with big data and business analytics, and initiatives like bring-your-own-device (BYOD) programs. The survey represents the views of more than 200 IT leaders, including CTOs, vice presidents, directors and managers, as of September 2014.

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